Lost

It was late in the fall and I decided that I would go out for an afternoon hunt. I had spied a spot that looked promising on an earlier trek and decided this was the time to try it. I made my way through some thick brush and crossed a creek and finally came to a...

Swim Lessons

Admittedly, my memories of most childhood events can be a bit spotty. I may not remember all details of an event but can remember part of it like it was yesterday. I don’t remember much about the swim lessons that my parents signed me up for, but I remember one part...

Go Fish

I have recently been given a wonderful opportunity to go north to Minnesota and Canada for a fishing trip.  I was told to get my gear ready. While I am very excited about the promise of great fishing and wonderful views, getting my gear ready has proven to be a...

She Remembered

In my first year of full time ministry, I was asked by a neighboring church to come and conduct a revival that lasted for a week. That meant that I had to come up with five sermons and five different assembles.  I didn’t have five of either at that point. However, by...

Deep Water

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to go on a cruise with some friends.  It is the only time I have ever been in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight. As I stood on the deck and considered the vast amount of water that surrounded me and the enormous...